oracular

  • 1 oracular — ORACULÁR, Ă, oraculari, e, adj. (Rar) care aparţine oracolului, privitor la oracol. – Oracul + suf. ar. Trimis de mihvar, 13.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  oraculár adj. m., pl. oraculári; f. sg. oraculáră, pl …

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  • 2 Oracular — O*rac u*lar, a. [L. oracularius. See {Oracle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles; forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 oracular — I adjective cryptic, divinatory, enigmatic, fatidic, fatidical, foreknowing, foretelling, knowing, mysterious, mystical, obscure, ominous, portentous, precursive, precursory, predicting, predictive, presaging, prognostic, prophetic, sage, sapient …

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  • 4 oracular — (adj.) 1670s, from L. oraculum (see ORACLE (Cf. oracle)) + AR (Cf. ar) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 oracular — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a oráculo. • v. intr. 2.  [Pouco usado] Falar como oráculo …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 6 oracular — doctrinaire, dogmatic, *dictatorial, authoritarian, magisterial Analogous words: positive, certain, *sure, cocksure …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 oracular — [adj] prophetic ambiguous, anticipating, apocalyptic, arcane, auguring, auspicious, authoritative, cabalistic, clairvoyant, cryptic, Delphian, discovering, divining, divulging, dogmatic, fatidic, foreboding, forecasting, foretelling, imperious,… …

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  • 8 oracular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an oracle. 2) hard to interpret. 3) holding or claiming the authority of an oracle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 oracular — [ō rak′yo͞o lər, ôrak′yo͞o lər; ō rak′yələr, ô rak′yələr] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, an oracle 2. like an oracle; wise, prophetic, mysterious, etc. 3. obscure; enigmatic oracularity [ō rak′yo͞o lar′ə tē, ō rak′yo͞olar′ə tē] n.… …

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  • 10 oracular — adjective /ɒɹˈæk.juː.lə,ɔːˈɹæk.juː.lə,ɔˈɹæk.ju.lɚ,ɔˈɹæk.jə.lɚ/ a) Of or relating to an oracle. In some of the Hebrides they attributed the same oracular power to a large black stone by the sea shore, which they approached with certain solemnities …

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  • 11 oracular — adjective 1) his every utterance was given oracular significance Syn: prophetic, prophetical, sibylline, predictive, prescient, prognostic, divinatory, augural 2) oracular responses Syn: enigmatic, cryptic, abstruse …

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  • 12 oracular — oracularly, adv. oracularity /aw rak yeuh lar i tee, oh rak /, oracularness, n. /aw rak yeuh leuhr, oh rak /, adj. 1. of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle: an oracular response. 2. giving forth utterances or decisions as if by… …

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  • 13 oracular — /əˈrækjələ/ (say uh rakyuhluh) adjective 1. of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle: an oracular response. 2. giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority. 3. uttered or delivered as if divinely… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 oracular — adjective Etymology: Latin oraculum Date: 1631 1. resembling an oracle (as in solemnity of delivery) 2. of, relating to, or being an oracle Synonyms: see dictatorial • oracularity noun • oracularly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 Oracular — adjective a) of, relating to, being, or resembling an oracle b) prophetic …

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  • 16 oracular — Synonyms and related words: apocalyptic, augural, auguring, bigoted, conceited, divinatory, doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, fatidic, forecasting, foreseeing, foretelling, forewarning, fortunetelling, haruspical, mantic,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 oracular — o|ra|cu|lar Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …

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  • 18 oracular — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Vague or obscure] Syn. ambiguous, mysterious, cryptic; see obscure 1 , 3 , vague 2 . 2. [Prophetic] Syn. prescient, soothsaying, foretelling, prophesying, forecasting, predicting, presaging, foreboding, auguring, augural …

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  • 19 oracular — o|rac|u|lar [ɔˈrækjulə, ə US o:ˈrækjulər, ə ] adj formal from or like an oracle …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 oracular — o|rac|u|lar [ ɔ rækjələr ] adjective 1. ) connected with oracles or spoken by an oracle 2. ) very difficult to understand because of having a hidden meaning: CRYPTIC …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English